Close to two decades ago, when I was not long out of college, I started my real estate investment career. For me, real estate had a lot of benefits that other investment types just couldn’t match. Unlike stocks or bonds, it was an asset that you could touch, see, and enjoy; unlike something like precious metals or jewels...
The Great Recession started in December 2007. Over the next few years millions of folks lost their jobs and homes. The boom went bust. The housing market crashed.
In today’s fast-paced world, some 7.6 billion of us scurry about, trying to make a living and get ahead…looking for technologies and discoveries that may improve our lives…make the world a better place…and make us some money...
Land in the Tulum area on the southern edge of Mexico's Riviera Maya can be a strong opportunity...as long as it's the right land. On my recent scouting trip I put boots on the ground at more than a dozen interesting communities (including some planned lot communities). As long-time readers of Real Estate Trend Alert know, Tulum is stunning. It's home to some of the world's finest white-powder beaches...backed by palm trees that rustle in the Caribbean breezes.
In this month’s edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, exclusive to RETA Lifetime members, Ronan talks to his key contact in Los Cabos, Mexico, Proto Pena. Proto is the man behind Ventanas, Cabo del Mar and is one of the most insightful and intelligent developers here, placing a strong emphasis on community.
In this month’s edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, exclusive to RETA Lifetime members, Ronan talks to his key Panama contact, Alfredo Aleman, one of Panama City’s most influential and experienced developers.
Flick open my passport and you'll find stamps from countries all over the world. Look a bit closer and there's one country stamp that's in there more than any other...and that's Mexico. I've spent a lot of time scouting real estate in Mexico because of the real estate opportunities it offers. Here are three different destinations in Mexico that are on my radar right now.
The best beaches in Mexico are just 70 minutes down the coast from Cancun. Some are still deserted, dotted only with coconut palm trees and curious iguanas. Seabirds duck and dive overhead. It's a place of utter beauty and tranquility—azure blue water and total silence except for the roar of the surf. But it's not just about white-sand beaches here.
In the February edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, Ronan chats to his contact on the ground in the Caribbean beach town of Placencia, Boris Mannsfeld. Boris talks about his past investments here, how he has profited, and how he intends on investing here in the future.
In this Real Estate Trend Alert Insider podcast, exclusive to you as a Lifetime RETA member, I talk to Jordan Clark, my contact on the ground in Northern Nicaragua, about some of the best and strongest deals that are presenting themselves in Northern Nicaragua right now. That includes one deal Jordan expects to make absurd Read more...: Real Estate Trend Alert Insider Podcast: The Strongest Deals in Northern Nicaragua